Brighton Council gives recycling advice as bins overflow Brighton News

The bins in Preston Park, Brighton, were so full the rubbish spread all over the path and the mountain of cardboard boxes was over 6ft high. 

These pictures were taken on Boxing Day – but the city council has already cleared the mess.

The Argus: A Turkey box among the wasteA Turkey box among the waste (Image: Andrew Gardner / The Argus)

It has given advice on how to recycle wrapping paper, gift bags and boxes properly.

The Argus: Boxing day walkers passing by the rubbish pileBoxing day walkers passing by the rubbish pile (Image: Andrew Gardner / The Argus)

It has said people can put wrapping paper, gift bags and tags loose in a mixed recycling bin – but anything covered in foil or glitter must be put in the general waste.

The Argus: Wrapping paper can be recycledWrapping paper can be recycled (Image: Andrew Gardner / The Argus)

A spokesman said: “The festive season inevitably leads to a great deal of waste and we’d like to help make sure we’re recycling as much as possible.

“Remember, everything recycled should be kept clean and dry. We can’t collect recycling in plastic bags or bin liners so make sure to keep it loose.”

The Argus: Wine bottles were falling out of the binWine bottles were falling out of the bin (Image: Andrew Gardner / The Argus)

Wine bottles and chutney jars were also stacked high in the park and they can all be recycled with the metal lid.

Biscuit tins and chocolate tubs can be recycled at household waste recycling sites such as the one in Old Shoreham Road, Hove.

The Argus: The rubbish pile was collected todayThe rubbish pile was collected today (Image: Andrew Gardner / The Argus)

Collection days for recycling have changed over Christmas and New Year and have all been shifted one working day forward. Collections return to normal on Monday, January 15.

There are Christmas tree recycling points across Brighton until Monday, January 22.

Homeless charity Off The Fence can collect trees from homes for a charitable donation.

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This notice was published: 2023-12-28 05:00:00

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